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2-Ingredient Bagel Recipe

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A 2-ingredient bagel is delicious, chewy, and easy to make for breakfast or an afternoon snack. These delicious treats are about as close to the “real” thing as you can get.

Regular or Gluten-Free Bagel

Plate of bagels, cream cheese, and coffee

You can make these bagels with regular ingredients or make them gluten-free. Since I’m sensitive to gluten, I go with the gluten-free option.

My husband can eat anything he wants, and he likes them gluten-free. However, it really doesn’t matter how you make them because they’re good either way.

“Real” vs. “Mock” Bagels

Someone from New York might point out that these aren’t real bagels. And they’re correct.

I admit that they’re actually “mock” bagels. That’s because I don’t boil them before baking them.

Although they’re somewhat chewy, they’re not quite as chewy as one you’ll get from a New York bakery.

However, I like these just as much. In fact, I might even give these an edge over the real thing because they’re so easy to make and just as satisfying.

And I don’t have to go to New York to get one. Granted, I enjoy visiting New York, but sometimes I want to enjoy a bagel at home.

2-Ingredient Bagel Ingredients

There are only two ingredients necessary to make these delicious bagels. And both of them are easy to find in any grocery store.

You’ll need baking mix (Bisquick or Live G-Free baking mix from Aldi) and Greek yogurt.

Get either the fat-free or the full-fat version. I’ve tried both, and I can’t tell the difference.

Greek yogurt and baking mix

If you want any type of topping, you’ll also need an egg and whatever topping you want.

This time, I chose the “everything bagel” seasoning.

Egg and everything bagel seasoning

Other toppings you might like are cinnamon sugar, garlic butter, or any kind of frosting. However, the frosting will make them more like chewy donuts.

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

How to Make a 2-Ingredient Bagel

You’ll be blown away by how easy these bagels are to make. The only thing you’ll need is the time to mix and then knead them.

Also, if you want a topping, it takes a whopping 2 minutes to add it. You can’t get any easier than that!

Then the oven will do the rest of the work. First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Next, line your baking sheet with either parchment paper or a silicone mat. This time, I used a mat because it’s so easy.

Silicone mat on a baking sheet

So then, you need to measure the baking mix and pour it into a medium-size mixing bowl.

Add the Greek yogurt and stir. You can use a dough blender, but it’s really not necessary. I use a spoon.

Baking mix and Greek yogurt in a bowl

After you have it all mixed, put your spoon or dough blender aside and use your hands. Knead the dough until it all comes together in a big ball of dough.

Bagel dough in a bowl

Sprinkle either some flour or baking mix onto a smooth surface and transfer the dough to that. Knead it for another 5 minutes.

Flour on a cutting mat

Next, form a ball with the dough and cut it into 6 equal parts. Each part will eventually be a bagel.

Dough cut into 6 equal parts

There are 2 ways to form the bagels. You can roll the dough into long ropes and join the ends together.

Dough rolled into a rope

Or you can roll each section into a ball, flatten it out, and press your thumb through the center to form the hole.

Ball of dough flattened

Either way works, so choose whichever one is easier for you.

I actually prefer to use the second method.

Uncooked bagel

Place all of the bagels on the baking pan.

Make sure you leave a couple of inches between each one.

Uncooked 2-ingredient bagels on the pan

2-Ingredient Bagel Topping

If you choose to add a topping, you’ll need to brush the tops of the bagels with an egg wash.

I make this by whisking an egg with a tablespoon of water.

Egg wash and pastry brush

Using a pastry brush, cover the top of each bagel with a thin coating of the egg wash.

This gives the bagels a slight glaze and helps the toppings stick.

Brushing egg wash over one of the bagels

Then sprinkle the topping over it.

However, if you choose to use frosting, you’ll need to wait until after they’ve been baked and cooled.

Uncooked bagels with everything bagel seasoning sprinkled on top

Baking Your Bagels

Now you’ve finished your part of the process, and it’s time for the oven. Put the pan of bagels in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

If you want the bagels a little browner after they’re done, turn the oven up to 425 and bake for another 5 minutes.

2-ingredient bagels topped with everything bagel seasoning

After they’ve finished baking, remove the pan from the oven and let the bagels rest for 5-10 minutes before eating them.

I normally prefer savory bagels more than sweet ones. For that reason, I used everything bagel seasoning on the ones I made for this post.

Homemade bagels on a baking sheet and on a plate

More Recipes

If you’re like me and enjoy a good breakfast at the start of each day, you’ll like this wonderful breakfast Tater Tot casserole.

When you’re in a hurry, you’ll love having one of these grab-and-go breakfast cookies. We like to wash it down with this delicious coffee smoothie.

If you have time to sit down and enjoy breakfast, you might like this Tex Mex breakfast skillet from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage.

Or make this easy quinoa bowl that is packed with nutrition. This is one I try to have 3 or 4 times per week because it’s so healthy.

For those times when you crave a down-home southern breakfast, try some eggs and grits. You don’t even need a southern accent to enjoy this delicious meal.

See this recipe shared at Meal Plan Monday, Full Plate Thursday, and Weekend Potluck.

Yield: 6 servings

2-Ingredient Bagel Recipe

Stack of bagels on a plate

These bagels are delicious and super easy to make!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups of self-rising flour
  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of water (optional)

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cover baking sheet with silicone mat or parchment paper.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour with the yogurt. Mix well.
    3. Turn the mixture out onto a floured surface. Knead the dough by hand until it is smooth.
    4. Form the dough into a ball. Divide it into 6 equal parts.
    5. Roll each part of the dough into ropes. Join the ends of each rope to form the bagels. Another way to form the bagel is to roll each section into a ball, flatten it, and press a hole in the center with your thumb.
    6. Place the uncooked bagels on the covered baking sheet.
    7. If you want to add a topping to the bagels, brush each one with an egg wash made from an egg and a tablespoon of water that you’ve whisked together to prepare it for the topping.
    8. Sprinkle whatever topping you like on the bagel. I like a small amount of the Everything Bagel seasoning.
    9. Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
    10. If you want a more golden brown crust on the bagels, turn the oven up to 425 degrees F and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Keep a close eye on them to make sure they don’t burn.
    11. Cool for 5 minutes before eating.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 182Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 33mgSodium 523mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 9g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Carlee

Thursday 6th of August 2020

Well that's almost too easy!

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Thursday 6th of August 2020

I know, right? It is so easy, but it's delicious!

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